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NONPROFITS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AND PLAN FOR FUTURE AT LEGAL SEMINAR

 PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit leaders are generally optimistic about their prospects under the proposed Clinton economic plan, which suggests more government funding and greater incentive for private donations to their organizations.
 But nonprofit managers also face continuing challenges -- attacks on their tax exempt status, officers' and directors' liability, insurance difficulties, and problems of governance.
 Both opportunities and concerns will be extensively discussed at the fifth annual "This Year in Nonprofit Law" seminar, scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 1993. Nearly 200 nonprofit managers and directors are expected to join leading attorneys and experts in the nonprofit field for the day-long seminar at the Friends Center in Philadelphia.
 The program, sponsored by the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, bears little resemblance to a typical law firm seminar, according to Donald W. Kramer, chairman of the firm's Health, Education and Nonprofit Law Department. "We try to make sure people enjoy the presentations and have a chance to discuss the issues with their colleagues. Our approach is more entertaining than most lectures and case citations, and we believe it's more effective in involving those who participate."
 The seminar begins with a quick survey of the past year's significant developments in tax, insurance, labor and other areas of nonprofit law. Featured speaker Charles Tremper, executive director of the National Center for Community Risk Management and Insurance, will tell nonprofits how to save money on the many types of insurance -- unemployment, health, and directors and officers, among others -- which many nonprofits must purchase.
 The board meeting of the fictitious Lower Outback School for Toddlers (LOST) will explore in a light-hearted way the serious issues of funding, governance and employment. LOST's hapless officers and directors confront the issues nonprofits face in the real world, and attendees learn from their mistakes.
 The formal sessions conclude with concurrent workshops in four areas: charitable giving through life insurance; the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Leave Act; employee benefits; and a "legal clinic" entertaining general questions.
 The seminar will be held Thursday, May 13, at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia. Cost (including printed seminar materials and lunch) is $75 for nonprofit attendees and $90 for others. Additional representatives of any organization will be admitted for $50 each.
 To register, or for more information, call Liz Vibber at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, 215-665-7554.
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